Dayle in Limoux – Day #17

    July 22, 2022

    L’ étape 18 ❗️

    What just happened. My lord. Even if you don’t follow the Tour, you must find and watch Stage 18. [GCN/Eurosport].

    #TDF2022 🚴🏻 The next generation.

    Racing manuals were being tossed out of windows yesterday. Wout exploded out on the attack at kilometer zero. Incredible to witness.

    Only four teams remaining in the Tour have a complete team due to injuries, illness and COVID. Wout’s team, Jumbo Visma, is down, too, yet UAE, skeleton group down to four riders. Even so, Tadej Pogacar said at the end of the race that with a full team they couldn’t have beaten Jonas Vingegaard, who now wears both the KoM jersey


    And the yellow. Three more days of the tour, yet barring any injuries or positive COVID tests, the podium is seemingly set. Monster of a tour–the fastest on record! As a cycling fan, watching it unfold has been outstanding. Like Lance said on his podcast re-cap, “I don’t know even know the sport anymore.” Crazy unbelievable athletes. No fear.

    Then, on a hot hot hot day, another one, with increased humidity, lovely…time to refresh in the Place de la Republique.

    Blanquette du Limoux. Si bon.





    Gorgeous capture. Last day in the Pyrenees.

    À bientôt.

    Tomorrow, the Feast of Mary Magdalene.


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